Over four years in the making, my spiritual memoir – Delight in Disorder: Ministry, Madness, Mission has finally grown legs and is moving forward thanks in large part to an incredible team of young, creative, faithful artists I’m dubbing “Team Delight.”
Team Delight is comprised of….
Leanne came on board as editor back in March and has help shape a disordered collection of meditations into a delightful house of prayer. She is now directing our indiegogo campaign to raise money for publishing costs and 100 advance copies.
Lyn has been a faithful reader and a strong supporter for many months. She has recently become a prayer partner. She will serve as the “prayer captain” for our Delight in Disorder mission.
Matthew is a young Australian poet whose words both inspire and console. He has contributed seven of his poems to Delight in Disorder.
Nicole was recommended by Leanne as a graphic artist who could design our book cover. Working diligently and faithfully, she has conceived and produced a visual representation of Delight in Disorder that is riveting. We have now contracted with her to produce a promotional video for our book.
David Zucker, a mental health advocate with University Presbyterian Church in Seattle has agreed to write the foreword.
Kevin – This past weekend, I had the pleasure of staying with Kevin and his lovely wife Megan. We talked about Delight in Disorder. On the drive home, I was inspired to contact Kevin and he has agreed to serve as musical consultant for our promotional video. Kevin is also doing a beta-reading of my autobiographical prelude.
This is the current “starting six” for Team Delight. There are others actively contributing to the mission, including –
– Pastor Andy, Gary G., Gary M are doing a “theological beta-reading” and serving as spiritual advisers.
– Jen is doing a beta-reading.
I have also received offers to help from –
Katie of White Fence Media.
Iona of A Whispered Wind.
Chris from The Musings of C.p. Singleton42′s mind.
Rara of rarasaur
I have been tremendously blessed by this group of people. I would encourage you to check out their websites and blogs. If you pray, please pray for each of them. I may be delusional (in fact, I have paperwork to prove it), but I also know there are very real “powers and principalities” at work preventing hope from reaching those struggling with mental illness. Please pray for our mission – to share delight with those wrestling with disorder.
(image above from Hannah Zapf)